Experienced in assisting with de facto Relationships

O’Sullivan Davies can advise on steps to take before or during a defacto relationship to prevent later arguments in the event the relationship breaks down.

  • Assisting with relationship breakdown matters
  • We use creative problem solving techniques

We are also involved in assisting parties who, following the breakdown of a defacto relationship, must resort to proceedings in the Court.

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de facto Relationships

Recent legislative changes in Western Australia enable parties to certain defacto relationships (including same sex couples) to access an equivalent range of remedies in the Family Court with regard to financial matters to those presently available to married couples.

The law regarding parenting arrangements and child support is generally applicable to all children in the same manner, irrespective of whether the parents are in a marriage or defacto relationship.